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Valerie Albiston, To the islands, Timana, 1950 oil on canvas on board 200 x 250mm. Gift of the artist and Yvonne Cohen through the Cultural Gift Program, 1999
10 January - 9 March 2014

To the Islands explores works created by leading Australian artists on Dunk, Bedarra and Timana Islands between the 1930s and 1990s. Curated by Ross Searle, the exhibition draws on the Cairns Regional Gallery Art Collection and a number of other significant collections nationally including works by Roy Dalgarno, Noel Wood, Valerie Albiston, Yvonne Cohen, Bruce Arthur, Deanne Conti and Fred Williams.
To the Islands is a Perc Tucker Regional Gallery Touring Exhibition.

Arthur Boyd, Jonah on the Shoal haven - outside the city, 1976, oil on canvas, Bundanon Trust Collection
10 January - 2 March 2014

When we think of the art of Arthur Boyd (1920-1999), we tend to think of works concerned with biblical or mythological themes, with the Australian landscape and, ultimately, with the human condition. Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness is the first major exhibition to consider Boyd's art from the point of view of his private, but passionate, political and social consciousness.
Arthur Boyd: An Active Witness is a Bundanon Trust touring Exhibition

Hiromi Ashlin, Kimsan (detail) works on paper, Collection of the artist
31 January - 9 March

Hiromi Ashlin's body of work blends her Japanese heritage with her connection to the Australian landscape utilising ancient Japanese cultural traditions of origami and calligraphy whilst referencing the rich natural Australian environment. Ashlin's works can be quietly paradoxical with their imagery suggesting organic movement while also being infused with calm and stillness.
OPENING EVENT: 1 February 2014, 2.00pm

David Rosetzky, Commune, 2003 type C photographs mounted on composition board, flexilight 120 x 290 x 450cm Courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne
True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works
7 March - 4 May 2014

leading Australian artist David Rosetzky, creates intensely beautiful lens-based works exploring identity, subjectivity and relationships. Increasingly, he collaborates with professionals from the fields of theatre, dance, film and sound. Drawing on fifteen years of practice True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works presents early portrait and longer duration videos, photographs, photo-collages and sculptures, revealing telling relationships between these aspects of his practice.
OPENING EVENT: 7 March 2014, 6.00pm
True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works is a CCP and NETS Victoria touring exhibition curated by Naomi Cass and Kyla McFarlane. This exhibition has been made possible with the support of the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts as well as the Gordon Darling Foundation.
Education resource: Supporting the exhibition is an Education Resource available to secondary students of Art (Victorian/general), Psychology (Victorian) and English (National). Developed in conjunction with CHE and NETS Victoria.

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& Hairy Maclary and Friends, Lynley Dodd, 2012, Reproduced courtesy of Penguin Group (NZ) and the artist
Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective
14 March - 18 May 2014

Hairy Maclary and some of his famous friends will shortly be seen at Cairns Regional Gallery in Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective, an exhibition that shows a cross-section of Tauranga, New Zealand-based Dame Lynley Dodd's life's work, including early life studies from her time at Elam, the University of Auckland's School of Fine Arts, right up to works from her latest books. With a career spanning four decades, there are more than 50 pieces in Lynley Dodd: A Retrospective, including work from her latest book Early Bird.
FREE Community Day: 5 April 2014, 10.00am - 5.00pm

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Philip Wolfhagen, Past the Dead Wattle I, 2009
Illumination The art of Philip Wolfhagen
9 May - 6 July 2014

Tasmanian-based landscape artist, Philip Wolfhagen is a master of creating works of art that capture changing light and mood, his paintings depict subtle changes in temperature and atmosphere. To view his paintings is to be seduced by the fleeting elements of weather and the ever-changing qualities of nature. It is this ethereal quality that makes his art so appealing to both collectors and art galleries in both Australia and overseas.
This national touring exhibition was created in partnership by Newcastle Art Gallery and the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.

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Paul Wood, Guardians of a Goddess (detail), 2011
HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics
23 May - 22 June 2014

HYPERCLAY features provocative and engaging work by eight Australian artists working with clay, who are forging new pathways in Australian ceramics. HYPERCLAY profiles some of the most exciting work being produced by Australian ceramicists right now. Their use and manipulation of clay is bold and inventive, exploring new modes of practice for ceramics in the 21st Century.
This national touring exhibition is produced by Object: Australian Centre for Design.

Jacqueline Scotcher, Three Winters (detail), 2013, Synthetic polymers and mixed media on canvas, Collection of the artist.
Jacqueline Scotcher: Interior/Exterior: Landscapes from the Far North
14 March - 20 April 2014

Jacqueline Scotcher's exhibition Interior/Exterior: Landscapes from the Far North investigates the local landscape through layered imagery. Each piece is a composition of painting, mixed media and collage aiming to reflect the often-overlooked beauty found in the margins and highlighting the limitless insight that the local landscape provides.
OPENING EVENT: 15 March 2014, 2.00pm

Andrea Huelin, Get that cat out of here, 2013, oil on canvas, Collection of the artist
Andrea Huelin: Minutiae
25 April - 1 June 2014

Minutiae is an exhibition of paintings that document the little things - those fleeting moments of the unexpected, poignant or lovely in daily life. In this, her first solo exhibition, Andrea Huelin takes interesting or quirky scenes that have presented themselves by accident - Long shadows, glossy reflections, children twisted into pretzels while reading, a cat in the sink - and works them into interesting compositions, keeping the ephemeral feeling of the subject by painting quickly with loose brushwork..
OPENING EVENT: 3 May 2014, 2.00pm

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